To ask who makes THE best black leggings?

(106 Posts)
Woowoowoowoo Thu 23-Jan-14 19:42:19

I'm going through a phase where I just feel like jeans encase my flab and make me feel quite repulsive.

Soo...while on a diet I'm on a mission to find the best black leggings. And tunic tops?

Isthatwhatdemonsdo Thu 23-Jan-14 19:44:42

I like Sainsburys leggings. They also do Jeggings which are thicker and more like Jeans. Nice and comfy around the waist.

NinjaBunny Thu 23-Jan-14 19:45:03

Next leggings are okay. They're the nicest ones I've owned.

For tunic tops checkout Pepper Tree and Nomads.


Woowoowoowoo Thu 23-Jan-14 19:45:32

Ooh shall take a squizz. Ta!

WelshMaenad Thu 23-Jan-14 19:47:35

Second Sainsburys, especially if you're tall.

The £10 luxury ones with Modal are bloody marvellous, and wash beautifully. They don't go all baggy round the knees either.

AngryFeet Thu 23-Jan-14 19:48:53

Hennes are good as are next and Dorothy perkins

BikeRunSki Thu 23-Jan-14 19:50:34

Do you mean People Tree Ninja?

I love Sainsbury's jeggins, they do lovely colours and they wash really well. smile

Woowoowoowoo Thu 23-Jan-14 19:52:01

Yes I'm v tall! Ooh shall definitely stock up!

GinGinGin Thu 23-Jan-14 19:52:19

Boden for the leggings

Woowoowoowoo Thu 23-Jan-14 19:52:29

Angry feet - yes Next are nice. I've had them.

sharonosaurus Thu 23-Jan-14 19:52:56

Topshop are good, the £18 are very thick & long, Im 5'7 & they are ankle length.

conquistador Thu 23-Jan-14 19:54:33

yy to Sainsburys leggings! The slightly more expensive range in there are really fab.

PoisonedApple Thu 23-Jan-14 19:55:34

Mint velvet, thick and very wide waist band so they look smooth under tops and very good quality.

arethereanyleftatall Thu 23-Jan-14 20:27:20


BumpNGrind Thu 23-Jan-14 20:28:14

Another vote for sainsburys here.

deepestpurple Thu 23-Jan-14 20:28:38

Next do good basic leggings also thicker ones that are lovely and warm.

mydaftlass Thu 23-Jan-14 20:34:39

American apparel. Awesome.

Coldlightofday Thu 23-Jan-14 20:35:30

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iklboo Thu 23-Jan-14 20:35:43

Another fan of Sainsburys ones. I'm getting myself some more tomorrow.

ChaffinchOfDoom Thu 23-Jan-14 20:35:46

yes...beware some leggings become see through in sunlight; I have witnessed this on the playground grin

kaumana Thu 23-Jan-14 20:39:42

Boden - don't bag, don't fade, totally opaque + very comfy. Two years on and they are as good as new.

SomethingkindaOod Thu 23-Jan-14 20:41:14

Next black leggings are really good.

Woowoowoowoo Thu 23-Jan-14 20:42:06

Right I'm now torn between Boden and Sainsburys. Anyone had both?

gobbynorthernbird Thu 23-Jan-14 20:42:15

As a pp said the American Apparell ones are amazing. And hold your tummy in.

Lovepancakes Thu 23-Jan-14 20:42:20

I've just got some from Hush and never knew leggings could be so comfortable. It's now hard to wear anything else !

NinjaBunny Thu 23-Jan-14 20:42:28

Do you mean People Tree Ninja?

No. Pepper Tree.

Nice stuff and seems to be exclusively tunics!!


Bumpandkind Thu 23-Jan-14 20:43:43

Not a fan of Joules fashion but there leggings are the best. Comfy, don't sag and nice colours.

Boden maternity trousers were the best.

NinjaBunny Thu 23-Jan-14 20:44:14


They're called 'dresses' but imagine wearing that while bending over and pooper-scooping!!


grew Thu 23-Jan-14 20:50:52

Uniqlo leggings are great and come in lots of colours

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BabyMummy29 Thu 23-Jan-14 21:18:29

I've always bought mine from Next and they've worn and washed well.

I bought Next leggings last month and they seemed to have changed.

I would at one time rated them the best in that price range.

Ninja, could you tell me how the sizing is for Pepper Tree? Similar to Next or New Look etc?

happylass Thu 23-Jan-14 21:27:58

Another vote for Boden.

TeaCupCrazy Thu 23-Jan-14 21:28:11

Another vote for Top Shop here. Vote x 2 actually as now Dd wears them too.

FayeKorgasm Thu 23-Jan-14 21:28:28

Mint Velvet are fab.

NinjaBunny Thu 23-Jan-14 21:36:35

Pepper Tree sizing is pretty standard.

14 is a 14. One of the reasons I like it.

Not hugely big or weirdly small.

MsAspreyDiamonds Thu 23-Jan-14 21:37:11

Please wear leggings with something over them like a dress, skirt or a tunic top

. Never do the following:

Leggings are not replacement trousers
Your bum does need to be covered to minimise it & for modesty
Your bum & thighs will look bigger if uncovered & worn like trousers
Thank you smile

NinjaBunny Thu 23-Jan-14 21:37:46

I find Next sizing mental.

It's probably similar to New Look, Boden, Nomads.


BabyMummy29 Thu 23-Jan-14 21:42:22

MsAsprey very good advice. There's nothing worse than seeing an arse in leggings, however small it is, it just SO wrong!!

Blondieminx Thu 23-Jan-14 21:46:43

Another vote for Boden - they are nice and long too!

I observe the rules whilst wearing them obvs! grin

kungfupannda Thu 23-Jan-14 21:46:56

Not black, but White Stuff do lovely dark grey and dark blue leggings - they're soft and good quality and unusual colours.

julieann42 Thu 23-Jan-14 22:02:11

I like Sainsburys and H and M, but the Sainsburys are my favourite!

Woowoowoowoo Thu 23-Jan-14 22:08:14

Gah! Sainsbury's don't sell clothes online. Why the ever not?!

DustBunnyFarmer Thu 23-Jan-14 22:20:53

To make you go in there and spend money on other stuff, Woowoo.

justgirl Thu 23-Jan-14 22:26:55

Might I throw another consideration into the mix??? I find that leggings that have an outside seem down the outer legs make for a more unflattering look....that's always what I look for first. blush

leezl Thu 23-Jan-14 22:28:19

New Look do shapewear leggings in the Inspire range which are THE MOST COMFORTABLE LEGGINGS EVER but they are shocking quality and I've had two pairs rip in the same place within a month :'( if I could figure out how to strengthen them I'd buy them all up! Sooo not a recommendation, more a heartbroken anti-rec. So helpful.

Woowoowoowoo Thu 23-Jan-14 22:32:08

Oooh shapewear you're talking.

ProphetOfDoom Thu 23-Jan-14 22:38:29

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Spongingbobsunderpants Thu 23-Jan-14 22:46:48

Msaspreydiamonds I totally agree. They are quite the most unflattering piece of fashion ever invented. I still wear them (with tunic tops, long cardies etc) However, I have one friend who is nearly 6 feet tall and about a size 8 - leggings were made for her, just as trousers. I have never met anyone who carries them off like that. She is definitely the exception, though.

Woowoowoowoo Thu 23-Jan-14 22:48:23

I feel a not sick with jealousy at your lovely talk skinny friend Sponging

Woowoowoowoo Thu 23-Jan-14 22:48:40

* a bit sick!

Kirstyx Thu 23-Jan-14 22:50:16

I always get mine from New Look, they always seem to last and fit quite well, they don't sag and are generous in length.

FortyDoorsToNowhere Thu 23-Jan-14 22:50:51

New look or Asda.

I hear primark ones are pretty nice wink

Woowoowoowoo Thu 23-Jan-14 22:51:55

I don't rate the Primark ones - v see through blush

WitchWay Thu 23-Jan-14 22:52:04

Boden - quite expensive but excellent

oohdaddypig Thu 23-Jan-14 22:54:25

If you feel the cold, primark do extra warm fluffy on the inside leggings. They are a-m-a-z-I-n-g. And cheap. And comfy.

roastednut Thu 23-Jan-14 23:19:59

I would really like to hijack slightly and ask what everyone favourite black tights are. And does anyone else get dusty, white bits on their black thickish tights?? (And it's just on the calf area nowhere dodgy!) Aibu to wonder wtf it is??! grin

armani Fri 24-Jan-14 01:09:18

sainsburys £10 leggings are the best without a doubt and ive tried nezt, topshop and boden. hth.

Woowoowoowoo thank you so much for asking this question I will be heading down to sainsburys tomorrow grin also Roastednut I really like tesco cotton soft tights in black.

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goodasitgets Fri 24-Jan-14 01:37:59

Maidenform leggings
More like tights material but have a tummy flattening bit. Comfy, never fall down and on Tesco website so you can use club card points wink

chrome100 Fri 24-Jan-14 07:43:18

Oh god - don't wear a tunic and leggings! They are the height of mumsy frumpiness and unflattering on everyone.

Chopstheduck Fri 24-Jan-14 07:47:06

I love sainsburys too, they are so soft. Only thing is I do find they come up a bit big, especially around the waist.

H&M are good too, nice and thick and a better fit on me.

Tunic tops are not necessarily frumpy neither! I'm sure I don't look frumpy in them, 5'11 and size 12.

M&S Indigio leggings are good.

Back2Basics Fri 24-Jan-14 07:53:46

I wear leggings almost every day,

Sainsburys, new look and top shop are the best.

H&M fade quite quickly.

2rebecca Fri 24-Jan-14 08:07:49

I like Long Tall Sally's £16 black leggings for the length, I'm 5 ft 8 and they are still wrinkly at the ankles. They are thin but not see through, may try Sainsbury, I presumed their leggings like most chain ones would be far too short but maybe not.

MikeWazowski Fri 24-Jan-14 08:28:42

Another sainsburys fan here, I'm 5'7" and I buy the ones for tall people, as other posters have said get the £10 ones, perfect smile

caz1010 Fri 24-Jan-14 08:32:07

Primark fleece lined are my weapon of choice at the moment grin
As they are so thick, and snugly warn, they seem to hold everything in nicely wink

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Fri 24-Jan-14 08:39:35

These are lovely - thick as you like, relatively forgiving over the lumps and bumps and high in the waist.

SmiteYouWithThunderbolts Fri 24-Jan-14 08:44:37

If you're wearing under dresses rather than tunics, I can absolutely recommend Dotty P's 120 denier black tights. I bought some for a Christmas party, totally expecting them to only last the one wear but they're still going strong and I wear them all the time. They're only about £8 a pair, but properly opaque like leggings would be, very comfortable around the waist (and actually flatten my tummy a bit) and better value than any similarly priced leggings I've tried out.

tattyteddy Fri 24-Jan-14 08:46:19

I like m&s ones, keep shape after washing.

Dawndonnaagain Fri 24-Jan-14 08:47:00

Boden. Had mine for a couple of years, still look new. Love them and am definitely not a Boden person.

CalamitouslyWrong Fri 24-Jan-14 09:05:46

On tights... Asda's 300 denier black tights are brilliant. And cheap.

ViviPru Fri 24-Jan-14 09:18:47
ViviPru Fri 24-Jan-14 09:19:01

Bah link fail

ViviPru Fri 24-Jan-14 09:19:33

ASOS soft touch £8

MsVelvet Fri 24-Jan-14 10:03:15

H&M and M&S, i live in leggings, and these brands are the best for me smile

Laura0806 Fri 24-Jan-14 10:03:57

yes the boden ones in my opinion are better. They are more expensive but they don't go see through. The sainsburies ones do and I realised to my horror one day in the playground on a particularly sunny day, aarrrgghhh!!

Nancy66 Fri 24-Jan-14 10:05:52

It's all about the elastine/lycra content. Don't buy any with less than 8%

joydivisionovengloves Fri 24-Jan-14 10:12:00

Boden leggings last for years

Alwayscheerful Fri 24-Jan-14 10:13:38

I like the sainsburys £10 leggings, the Boden leggings are very thin in comparison.

OTheHugeManatee Fri 24-Jan-14 10:15:01

American Apparel make the best ones, IMO. Last for ages and not see-through, unlike every other legging I've ever tried.

Latara Fri 24-Jan-14 10:16:05

Sainsbury's black leggings are good. £10 for 2 pairs.

I wear them under short skirts / dresses; long jumpers; or to the gym.

Halfling Fri 24-Jan-14 10:20:22

Boden Leggings are the best by far.

M&S is a well deserving second.

Woowoowoowoo Fri 24-Jan-14 12:13:36

Who'd have ever thought leggings would become such a wardrobe staple.

Bedsheets4knickers Fri 24-Jan-14 16:54:52

I'm in matalan at the mo. Cheap enough to buy a new pair every six weeks and don't go baggy x

simonthedog Sat 25-Jan-14 11:12:36

I bought the Sainsburys luxury leggings yesterday. They are lovely and come in long length! I will be going back for more.

Woowoowoowoo Sat 25-Jan-14 13:11:02

Oooh must get to Sainsburys!

BikeRunSki Sat 25-Jan-14 15:00:14

That's a nice low environmental impact plan Bedsheets

jeanmiguelfangio Sat 25-Jan-14 15:12:43

I have new look ones, soft and they do different lengths too. Not see thru and comfy

member Sat 25-Jan-14 15:13:58

Boden have been best for me to date but haven't bought any for ages so hope they haven't changed. They are not see through & although in certain lights you can see a teeny bit of sheen from the lycra, they don't look mega shiny/synthetic. The black also keep their colour well.

sobbingmummy Sat 25-Jan-14 15:14:35

Leggins need to be banned.

Go to Zara and buy some trouser style leggins. Much thicker material and they suck you in.

Woowoowoowoo Sat 25-Jan-14 15:42:36

Sobbing I'm on the floor a lot with the kids - are the thicker trouser types as comfy?

Nottalotta Sat 25-Jan-14 15:45:37

Next are nice but come up too short on me - not so bad but then the ankle bit is actually too wide so they look odd if not worn with boots. I'm not overly tall 5'7.

Topshop leggings are fab but a bit 'hipster'

I am def checking sainsbury out!

sobbingmummy Sat 25-Jan-14 15:54:05

Woowoo, they are thicker and much better quality so ideal for being at home with children as the knees and bottom don't go all baggy.
They are also very stretchy which makes them just as comfortable as leggins. HTH

kelper Sat 25-Jan-14 15:55:32

I bought some spanx footless tights in tk maxx, they are really thick so can be worn as leggings and they're brilliant! God knows how much they cost from spanx but I paid £8 in tk maxx.
I also second m&s indigo, I'm 5'8" and they are at my ankles.
Next are ok but not very thick.

Hunfriend Sat 25-Jan-14 15:57:36

Uniqlo - Their trouser leggings are much better than leggings.
They are a nice thick fabric than doesn't bag, they are nicely cut and structured and don't go see through.
DD 20 saw mine and went straight out and got some.
I have grey, navy, and dark denim.

I do have some Sainsburys leggings as well - they tend to be worn on days when Im not going out of the house though.

Shockers Sat 25-Jan-14 16:02:42

I wear leggings and tunics for work and the best leggings I've found are from Monsoon. They're thick and they have a really wide waistband that holds my tummy firmly.

For tunics, I like Braintree, Great Plains, Joules and Seasalt.

I think leggings can look quite smart with a tunic and nice boots, as long as your top covers your bum!

Woowoowoowoo Sat 25-Jan-14 17:30:57

Off to Sainburys. Will report back.

maddy68 Sat 25-Jan-14 18:21:47

Primark! The shaper ones. £4. They hold you in The only ones I will wear

MintyChops Sat 25-Jan-14 19:26:39

Shockers is right, Braintree and Seasalt do lovely tunics....

Mim78 Sat 25-Jan-14 19:32:17

Boden for me. Quite thick which is good imp

RudolphtheRedknowsraindear Sat 25-Jan-14 19:32:40

I'm 5ft 8in & wearing a pair of Sainsbury's leggings right now! I love 'em!

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